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“Kerosene and Spiders,” by TPS
April 30, 2007 – 10:05 AM | 7 Comments

The winner of the “Kerosene and Spiders” mini-contest appears below.
What garnered this entry winning status? The random capitalization and the jump into the story with no lead-up; use of the terms “expiring” and “fairer sex”; …

April 25, 2007 – 9:21 AM | 7 Comments

(Note: This is not the contest, which I’ve rescheduled for the summertime. This is just a contest.)
The Scientific American entry spawned a few comments that got me thinking — what if I tried to write …